Dateline August 17, 2019: Washington State

Our first stop in Washington was Spokane where both of John's parents were born,  his mother grew up there, while his fathers family moved to Seattle.  John's parents met when they both attended the University of Washington in Seattle.  John had not been in Spokane since his grandmother passed away ...

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Dateline August 10, 2019: Iowa to Idaho Golf, Friends and Adventure

Having enjoyed our visit to Cedar Rapids we continued our trek towards Montana to visit our dear family friends Nancy and John Bohlinger.
South Dakota
Our first stop becomes Sioux Falls, South Dakota where we visited the “falls” in the center of town. It was a beautiful park and the falls was a pl...

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Dateline: August 2, 2019: Iowa now and in 2018

Return to Iowa
Since Janice had qualified for the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur we headed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The course that is hosting the tournament happens to be on the list of courses that we are writing about.  We called and they were delighted to have us play later in the afternoon.

We ...

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On The Road Again: Summer 2019 – Georgia, West Virginia and Hershey – Going North

As Willie Nelson sang it “On the Road Again”. We departed Flagler Beach on Monday morning July 8, after John picked up his new ears at the VA,  yes, John has hearing aids and he says he can now hear me, so he says!

A long day of driving, but worth the eight hours on the road to arrive at Tall...

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Innisbrook for Golf and Getting Ready for Summer Adventures


It has been an interesting spring with many projects.  The big one was Janice remodeling the guest bathroom.  We think it has been since the house was built in 1958 that it was updated.  Interesting project, but thank God it is complete and we think came out great.

June 21st we head...

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Dateline July 1, 2018: Soudan Underground Mine Minnesota State Park

A Must Visit - Soudan Underground Mine

We drove up to the northern part of Minnesota to visit the Soudan Underground Mine, an important mine in the rich history of our country.

When we arrived we headed to the desk to sign in for the our reservation for the 10:00 A.M. tour We were di...

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Dateline July 23, 2018: Cooperstown and Saratoga

Cooperstown, NY - Otesego Lake, Baseball Hall of Fame - The Last of the Mohicans.

There will always be a special feeling in Janice’s heart for Cooperstown.  Most of us think of it as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame and James Fenimore Cooper’s book, The Last of the Mohicans.  Janice's fa...

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Dateline: July 6, 2018 – Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

Herbert Hoover - An Interesting and accomplished Man.

I have had every honor to which man could aspire. There is no place on the whole earth except here in America where all sons of man have this chance in life...Here alone is human dignity not a dream, but an accomplishment.  Herbert Hoover

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